Chi-Ming Chen

Degree: Ph.D., 2007, Yeshiva University
Webpages: Research Lab
Research Interests: Fields of research:

  • Translational neuroscience (human + animal models)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Electrophysiology (neuronal oscillation)

 

Topics of interest:

  • Theory of brain energy consumption and allocation
  • Cognitive function (esp. working memory)
  • Visual and auditory hallucination
  • Basic sensory processing and integration (esp. visual and auditory)
  • Corollary discharge
  • Eye movement
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation

 

Clinical populations of current studies:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Depression
  • Autism spectrum disorder
Research Synopsis: Prof. Chen is interested in translating neurophysiological knowledge into interventions for neurological and psychiatric disorders. To the greatest extent, he is interested in conducting research that will aid in developing and translating advanced neurophysiological knowledge into novel treatments for medication-resistant schizophrenia. Specifically, we hope to test interventions and new chemical compounds to ameliorate pathological neural oscillations in schizophrenia.
Courses: Undergraduate CoursesPSYC 2100WQ: Principles of Research in Psychology (Fall Semesters)PSYC 2300: Abnormal Psychology (Spring Semesters)

Graduate Courses

PSYC 5285: Neurobiology of Aging: Changes in Cognitive Processes

PSYC 5370: Neural Basis of Cognitive and Affective Processes

PSYC 5105 Foundations of Research in the Psychological Sciences II

Recent publications: Publications since 2007, indexed on Google Scholar
Representative Publications:
Lakatos, P., Chen, C.-M., O’Connell, M.N., Mills, A., & Schroeder, C.E. (2007). Neuronal oscillations and multisensory interaction in primary auditory cortex. Neuron, 53:279-292. NIHMSID: NIHMS16666 PMID: 17224408

 

Chen, C.-M., Lakatos, P., Shah, A.S., Mehta, A.D., Givre, S.J., Javitt, D.C., & Schroeder, C.E. (2007). Functional anatomy and interaction of fast and slow visual pathways in macaque monkeys. Cerebral Cortex, 17: 1561-1569. PMID: 16950866

 

Chen, C.-M., Mathalon, D.H., Roach, B.J., Cavus, I., Spencer, D.D., & Ford, J.M. (2011). The corollary discharge in humans is related to synchronous neural oscillations.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(10): 2892-2904. PMID: 20946054

 

Chen, C.-M.A., Stanford, A.D., Mao, X., Abi-Dargham, A., Shungu, D.C., Lisanby, S.H., Schroeder, C.E., & Kegeles, L.S. (2014). GABA level, gamma oscillation, and working memory performance in schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical, 4: 531-539. PMCID: PMC3989525

 

Johannesen, J.K., Bi, J., Jiang, R., Kenney, J.G., & Chen, C-M.A. (2016). Machine learning identification of EEG features predicting working memory performance in schizophrenia and healthy adults. Neuropsychiatric Electrophysiology, 2(1), 1-21. DOI: 10.1186/s40810-016-0017-0

 

Brennan, L.A., Fein, D., Como, A., Rathwell, I.C., & Chen, C.-M. (2016). Use of the Modified Checklist for Autism, Revised with Follow Up -Albanian to Screen for ASD in Albania. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(11): 3392-3407.

 

So, R.P., Kegeles, L.S., Mao, X., Shungu, D.C., Stanford, A., & Chen, C.-M. (2018). Long-range gamma phase synchronization as a compensatory strategy during working memory in high-performing patients with schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 40(7): 663-681.

 

Michaels, T. I., Long, L. L., Stevenson, I. H., Chrobak, J. J., & Chen, C.-M. A. (2018). Effects of chronic ketamine on hippocampal cross-frequency coupling: Implications for schizophrenia pathophysiology. European Journal of Neuroscience, Special Issue Article.